If you frequently restructure your documents and prefer not to cut and paste many paragraphs around, there's a simpler way: Use the Sort feature in Microsoft Word. Normally you'd use Sort to alphabetize a list of names or products, but it can also help you with larger structural changes.
First, number your paragraphs in the order you want them to be. Let's say I wrote an article that ended with the conclusion, but I wanted to move it to the top to act as an executive summary and relocate the second part of my Introduction to the end. I would number the paragraphs like so:
2 Introduction - Paragraph 1 6 Introduction - Paragraph 2 3 Body - Paragraph 1 4 Body - Paragraph 2 5 Body - Paragraph 3 1 Conclusion
2 Introduction - Paragraph 1
6 Introduction - Paragraph 2
3 Body - Paragraph 1
4 Body - Paragraph 2
5 Body - Paragraph 3
Now simply select the paragraphs you want to reorder and then click the Sort button in the Paragraph section on the Home tab:
Now make sure your sort is Ascending by Text (NOT Number!):
Click OK to sort and then review the new order :
1 Conclusion 2 Introduction - Paragraph 1 3 Body - Paragraph 1 4 Body - Paragraph 2 5 Body - Paragraph 3 6 Introduction - Paragraph 2
You can always renumber, or use Undo if you want to reset and try again. When you're happy with the structure, simply remove the numbers.
And of course there's also the spike!